Crooked Tree Ranch (Montana #1)

…ready for the release of book 2, The Rancher’s Son, on 25 March
When a cowboy, meets the guy from the city, he can’t know how much things will change.

On the spur of the moment, with his life collapsing around him, Jay Sullivan answers an ad for a business manager with an expertise in marketing, on a dude ranch in Montana.

With his sister, Ashley, niece, Kirsten and nephew, Josh, in tow, he moves lock stock and barrel from New York to Montana to start a new life on Crooked Tree Ranch.

Foreman and part owner of the ranch, ex rodeo star Nathaniel ‘Nate’ Todd has been running the dude ranch, for five years ever since his mentor Marcus Allen became ill.

His brothers convince him that he needs to get an expert in to help the business grow. He knows things have to change and but when the new guy turns up, with a troubled family in tow – he just isn’t prepared for how much.

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Rainbow Gold Reviews 4.5/5 “… Romance at it’s best …”

You will fall in love with the characters and the story will warm your heart, not rip it apart. The journey of these two and their families finding their way together is beautiful. There are many serious challenges in their way, but they overcome them together. For me the characters and their struggles and dreams felt realistic, but the author was able to give them the perfect place and perfect people to understand, heal and complete them. The perfect marriage between realism and fantasy. Romance at its best.

Jewel Book Love 4/5  “…Sweet and enjoyable, a good start in a promising series. …”

I loved the description of the Ranch and the Montana’s landscape, I could really picture the surrounding.

Due to the length of the book all the characters have been developed only to a certain extent, but in a satisfying way nonetheless. The interaction between them is engaging. The main focus is on Jay and Nate relationship and the other family’s members complete the whole story, and some plot lines are left open for future books instalments.

A Bibliophile Anonymous Book Reviews 4/5 “… This book is like wine: it gets better with time….”

This book is not like tequila, that goes straight to your head and then you have a horrible hangover, and a couple of naked pictures as evidence to remember the horrible decisions. This book is like wine: it gets better with time. And you just have a feel good moment once you read that last line. Loved it! It’s going in my reread list like yesterday.
Bayou Book Junkie 4/5 “… sparks fly between them as the attraction grows...”

I liked Jay’s family, his sister Ashley and her kids, and I loved how they integrated to life at the ranch so easily and got along with Nate’s brothers, Gabe and Luke.

Archeolibrarian 5/5 “…This is a slow burner of a book, which is more than fine with me as I absolutely loathe insta-love!…”

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I loved how every relationship is covered, secondary characters are fleshed out, and none of the situation is confusing (unless it is intentional!).

Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous 5/5 “…This book wasn’t just about the love story between Nate and Jay; it was also about family…”

If you’re looking for a well-written romance with a quietly intense but sweet cowboy and a protective and caring city slicker wary of horses, I recommend you check out Crooked Tree Ranch by RJ Scott.

Southern Babes Book Blog 5/5  “…A great start to another amazing series….”

Nate never in his wildest dreams expected to have feeling for Jay. He tried to fight it, but sometimes you just cant keep fighting what you really need.

This is a great sweet story. An i cant wait to see what happens with the rest of the family at Crooked Tree Ranch!


Jim’s Blog 5/5 “…This book is a definite 5 on the 1-5 scale. You won’t be disappointed…”As is typical with RJ Scott’s writing, the characters are very complex and very real. Readers won’t realize this off the bat because their complexity is slowly revealed.

Bella’s Blog “…I highly recommend that you read this amazing story…”

R.J.Scott has given us such a strong storyline with some amazing characters and the writing was amazing. This will grab you and pull you in and keeps you there from start to finish and will leave you wanting more.

The Geekery Book Review 4/5 “…Cowboy meets City…a great start to any story if you ask me!…”

I really loved Nate and Jay, and their journey. It was a very well developed story, with both men learning from each other. This was one of those reads where I just didn’t want it to end, I loved them!

QUEERcentric Books “…a sweet, angst-free read with a few cowboys thrown in…”
I wouldn’t necessarily say that he tricked Nate, but he definitely knew how to press Nate’s buttons until Nate threw caution to the wind.

Padme’s Library 5/5 “…boy do they have that push and pull chemistry that had me hooked from beginning to end…”  

The secondary characters had me just as intrigued. Nate’s brothers, Jay’s sister, niece, and nephew; there were more than a few times that I wanted to shake that niece of his to make her wise up but the truth is, she’s a teenager and that’s what they do, aggravate and warm your heart all in the same breath.

Hellmouth Book Blog Reviews 4/5 “…. This was a short but highly sexy read…”

A story of a city boy meets a cowboy was definitely high on my read list. This was a short but highly sexy read, that had many twists I found interesting and the characters Jay and Nate are very likable and I enjoyed both of them.

Cathy Writes Romance  “… I loved how Jay and Nate fought their attraction and how it was inevitable…”

If you like market managers, creative men, rugged cowboys, new series, Montana, cute kids, sweet romance and some hot man-sex, this is for you





MM Good Book Reviews 4/5 “…*R.J. I want to know… NOW*…”

I loved this story, it had just the right amount of everything to keep me turning the pages and having me scouring the internet for hints about future books.

Making it Happen 4.5/5 “…I’m really going to have to find a way to convince my husband that I need her entire backlist ASAP…”

I loved the characters, both main and supporting. I don’t think I could pick a favorite, it would be one massive tie.

Life, Books, and More 4/5 “…A sweet contemporary romance about two dedicated family men…”

I can only hope that we get to revisit them as this series develops. I am definitely looking forward to more in this series.

Book Junky Girls 4/5 “…I loved Jay’s sass and zest for life and his determination to always be there for his family…”

All of the supporting characters were also very well written and while you got a better glimpse at some of them, others were left more open ended which I am excited to see more of in the books to come!
Bobbie’s Book Blog and Reviews “…Very well written…”

Even more enjoyable is watching the love between Nate and Jay grow as they work together to help Crooked Tree Ranch prosper.

The Smut-Brarians 4/5 “…I enjoyed the sexy times and romance in this M/M story.”

This was a sweet, cowboy love story and a nice light, romantic read.

Nicole’s Book Musings 4/5 “…Will their time together be just a fling? Or will it lead to forever?”

You’ll fall in love with the Todd brothers. They bicker like siblings do, but you can feel the love of family. Family is a very important part of the ranch and it’s legacy.

Wicked Reads 4/5 “…Jay is always looking out for his family…”

I am usually a sucker for instant-love, but this book didn’t have that, this was a slow build up, well, slower than most books and it actually worked and fit the story and the characters.

Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous 5/5 “…it was a series starter that I adored reading from beginning till the end…”

I also liked that this was a slow burn romance, though I’m sure some people will think that a couple or so weeks is still too quick. They had to overcome their own first impressions of one another before becoming friends and then more.

Foxylutely Books! 4.5/5 “…The plot was nicely balanced with suspense, comedy, romance and passion…”

It was believable and the chemistry that gradually built lead to a heated passionate encounter that then lead the way for the rest of the book.
PNR Book Lovers Reviews 4/5 “… massive fan of cowboys so this was perfect #angfriendly story…”

I loved the slow build to everything, Nate and Jay don’t get along at first, but to watch their romance blossom to what it become is beautiful.

Rainbow Book Reviews “…it has a cast of multi-layered characters that was great to watch meeting and interacting in this first book…”

If you like family drama and a mystery hiding in the past, if “country” meeting “city” and the resulting fireworks are your thing, and if you’re looking for an entertaining read with great characters and a definite promise of more to come, then you will probably like this novel.